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"Midday into Part Four:The Part About the Crimes and beginning to suffer fatigue from the pages and pages of repetition, another young woman, raped a certain way, strangled, the long hair, dumped on a highway or in a dump, the lack of police investigation, I'm upping the speed to get through to Part Five now, Aust starts tomorrow and I'm dedicating it to #WIT Women in Translation." 8 hours, 31 min ago

 

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Under the Sea Wind by Rachel Carson
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Claire McAlpine is on page 467 of 898 of 2666: Midday into Part Four:The Part About the Crimes and beginning to suffer fatigue from the pages and pages of repetition, another young woman, raped a certain way, strangled, the long hair, dumped on a highway or in a dump, the lack of police investigation, I'm upping the speed to get through to Part Five now, Aust starts tomorrow and I'm dedicating it to #WIT Women in Translation.
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Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
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Breath, Eyes, Memory is a book that feels like a comfortable companion, a story of a young girl Sophie, growing up with her Aunt, Tante Atie, in Haiti, her grandmother not far away. The Aunt is is the edlest child in the family, an unmarried woman, t ...more
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Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon by Nicole Brossard
"I discovered Nicole Brossard through the book ‘One Hundred Great French Books’ by Lance Donaldson-Evans. Brossard’s ‘Baroque at Dawn’ was one of the books featured there. I found the description of the book interesting. Unfortunately, the English..." Read more of this review »
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Insel by Mina Loy
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It was the evening outside the Lutetia I experienced its effects. A sort of doubling of space where different selves lived different ways in different dimensions at once. Sitting on the sidewalk—floating in an Atlantic Ocean full of skyscrapers a...
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“I’d always kept an eye on the house. I don’t mean doing repairs, for as the house didn’t belong to me that was not my place, but rather I’d keep watch over its decline. The changes come slowly, like watching a woman age: another line, the spread of crow’s feet, age spots rising slowly to the surface. One day the face you know is ravaged.”
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